All sorts of things are missing around Skelly Manor. Skelly is missing her buttons. Her dog, Femur, is missing his bone. The ghosts are missing their dishes. Where could they all be? And who took them? The answer will surprise and delight readers of all ages. This gently scary sequel will be a favorite for Halloween and year-round.
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers|
|Product dimensions:||8.10(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Jimmy Pickering has illustrated a number of picture books, including Bubble Trouble by Stephen Krensky and Sloop John B: A Pirate's Tale by Alan Jardine. He also creates original art, which he shows at galleries around the globe including CoproNason in Santa Monica, California and Rotofugi in Chicago. He lives on the North Coast of Oregon with his loyal canine companions, Pugsley, Wednesday and Jesse.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Skelly and Femur is written and illustrated by Jimmy Pickerings. This is a wonderful book about a young girl names Skelly and her dog, Femur. The illustrations are brilliant and remind me of The Nightmare Before Christmas. The characters are skeleton like. The whole book is Halloween themed, the front cover is primarily black, purple, and orange. There is very little text on each page so this would be a great book to read to a Kindergarten or first grade classroom, especially near Halloween. The book is about Skelly and Femur, who live in a house on a hill. Suddenly all of their stuff begins disappearing in the house. All of the people who live in the house go on a hunt for their missing things and end up in the attic. They discover that a mouse has taken all of their stuff and moved it up there. Then Skelly and Femur eat cheese with the mouse. I loved that the illustrations told the story and the text was used to accompany it. There is so much expression and detail in each picture it seems like there is live movement within each drawing.
I bought this for myself, it reminds me of Nightmare Before Christmas. Brought it home and my 4 year old niece is in love with it! She asks me to read it and she then reads it to herself. I love the illustrations. Such an original character that was created. Skelly and Femur is amazing as well!